Quinton de Kock and wife Sasha welcome baby girl Kiara
De Kock shared the good news on Thursday (January 6) with a heartwhelming post on Instagram.
Updated - Jan 6, 2022 8:08 pm
Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock and his wife Shasha have been blessed with a baby daughter. The left-handed batter shared the good news on Thursday (January 6) with a heartwhelming post on Instagram. He shared a couple of adorable pictures with his wife and the new-born child. Notably, the couple has named their first child Kiara and is receiving congratulatory messages from different quarters.
“How’s it my name is Kiara !!! @sashadekock,” read the caption of the post. Needless to mention, the comment section got flooded in no times as fans showered love on the new-born baby. De Kock’s former teammate and ex-South African speedster Dale Steyn also welcomed Kiara and also congratulated the couple.
Meanwhile, let’s look at the heartfelt post
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Quinton de Kock announced retirement from Test cricket
For the unversed, De Kock featured in the first Test of the ongoing three-match Test series against India. It was earlier reported that the southpaw will give the second and third Test a miss due to the birth of his first child.
However, the 28-year-old dropped a bombshell by announcing his Test retirement following the conclusion of the opening clash in Centurion. The southpaw stated that he wanted to spend more time with his young family. Hence, he has made himself unavailable for future Tests.
“This is not a decision that I have come to very easily. I have taken a lot of time to think about what my future looks like and what needs to take priority in my life now that Sasha and I are about to welcome our first child into this world and look to grow our family beyond that,” De Kock said in an official statement.
“My family is everything to me and I want to have the time and space to be able to be with them during this new and exciting chapter of our lives. I love Test cricket and I love representing my country and all that it comes with. I’ve enjoyed the ups and the downs, the celebrations and even the disappointments, but now I’ve found something that I love even more,” he had added.